The row over whether Justin Bieber was or was not smoking pot in a hotel room last week rages on. Now “Cheech & Chong” star Tommy Chong has thrown his two cents in, saying that of course the Biebs smokes weed – and he would not be as talented as he is if he didn’t.
The rumors of Justin Bieber smoking weed emerged when a paparazzo was killed in a car accident after following Justin Bieber’s car. The photog alleged that he had seen Bieber smoking pot.
The rumors were denied by Justin’s people, but then TMZ published photographs of Justin Bieber and others in a hotel room. The teen singing star certainly seems to be smoking something and that looks like a blunt he’s holding.
The photos of Justin Bieber apparently holding a smoking blunt at a big party inside a Newport Beach hotel were snapped on January 2nd - the day after a paparazzo was killed while trying to take photos of Bieber’s Ferrari. He doesn’t seem so cut up about the photographer’s death.
Bieber’s BFF Lil Twist (19) was there too. He was the one driving the Biebs’ Ferrari at the time the paparazzo was killed.
According to sources, Twist and his brother were rolling all the blunts and smoking everyone up. A lot. Security were around but apparently weren’t bothered about photographs being taken. However, Bieber’s people were insistent that the photographer lied about seeing Justin smoking pot just hours before the fatal crash.
So, the Biebs’ people are staying schtum about a possible pot smoking incident, but Tommy Chong had this to say:
“I knew [Bieber] was smoking before he knew it. Because of his music. Because of his dancing. The guy is a phenom … It’s not just his looks. It’s his talent. And you don’t get talent like that by drinking alcohol. The herb, man! The herb!”
Tommy says all the celebs are smoking ganja these days … ”Weed is mainstream as can be.”